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Senior Practitioner (Adoption)
Full Time, 37 hours per week
Salary Scale NJC 34 - £36,876
Location - Dorchester, Dorset
We are seeking to appoint a creative, committed and experienced Senior Practitioner (Adoption) to work full time. The post will focus on the recruitment, assessment and preparation of adoptive parents, placing children and providing high quality support after placement.
As a Senior Practitioner you will also be expected to provide general support and advice to staff while potentially taking on other responsibilities such as leading complex case work, acting as Panel Advisor and developing adopter training.
You will need to be able to work to clear timescales, have good communication skills, be diplomatic, empathetic and show sensitivity in all aspects of the role. Post qualifying experience is essential.
In return you will be working for an established Voluntary Adoption Agency with high standards and a competitive edge. You will have an opportunity to work in a specialised area of social work and the rewards will include a flexible work life, high quality support and supervision and a commitment to making a positive difference to children’s lives.
Families for Children is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
To arrange an informal discussion please contact Jim Fitton at JFitton@familiesforchildren.org.uk or Lisa Pitcher at LPitcher@familiesforchildren.org.uk.
If you wish you apply for this post please fill in the below Application and Equal Opportunities forms and return to HR@familiesforchildren.org.uk prior to the closing date.
Closing Date: Monday 6th April 2020
Interview Date: To be determined
Volunteer - Social Worker Panel Member
Location - Buckfast
This opportunity is for a committed and enthusiastic person to join our experienced Adoption Panel team. Panels play a vital role in overseeing the approval of prospective adopters.
We are looking for someone who is a HCPC registered Social Worker.
Families for Children hold monthly Panel meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays. Panel Members are not asked to attend every meeting; the frequency of which is agreed between the Panel Member and the Panel Administrator, based on availability and Agency need.
We are looking for people with experience in adoption or fostering (either professionally or personally), who would be able to commit to reading panel papers and attending panel meetings at pre-arranged times.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
For further information about the requirements of a Social Worker Panel Member and what the role entails please see the below links:-
Information Booklet: Thinking of Joining an Adoption Panel
For an informal discussion or to arrange an informal meeting please contact our Panel Administrator, Emily Colegate on 01364 645480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer - Peer Link mentors
CALL OUT TO ADOPTERS! Do you remember what it was like when your child was first placed? Do you think you could help new adopters through these experiences? Our Peer Mentors do just that and we are always looking for new members of the team.
Families for Children's Peer Link service provides one to one support using experienced adopters who have been recruited, trained and supported as volunteers by Families for Children.
The scheme is designed to provide an informal network to adopters, supporting them to feel less isolated, grow in confidence and make good links with other adoptive parents. Peer mentors are a great sounding board for newly approved adopters or adopters experiencing particular difficulties.
If you would like to find out more give us a call on 01364 645480 or email email@example.com. We'd love to hear from you.